Fliss Clarke writes about her experience of attending online Buddhism courses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ordained this week, Sandy, Gill, Alex and Michael are now Suvannasiha, Karunashuri, Shraddhāvādin and Buddhasamāgama
Robin Ellis, a well-known and much loved Manchester Mitra has received her invitation to be ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order
There’s so much sadness about the loss of the lovely daytime vegan café in our basement. Can anything be done? Well, maybe . . .
Watch Sandy, Gill, Alex and Michael online as they Join the Triratna Buddhist Order, sending good wishes as they take this significant step
The lovely daytime vegan café in our basement won’t be re-opening after their enforced summer closure. This is sad news for all of us.
An update from 3rd September. Silabodhi tells us about the recent re-opening of the Buddhist Centre, as well as other changes.
We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back!
Kirstine Pearson, a well-known and much loved Manchester Mitra has received her invitation to be ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order
Our Trustees are responsible for the Centre’s running – find out who they are and what kind of things they’re deciding
Based in our Centre, and the workplace of many of our friends over the years, the Clear Vision charity is sadly closing at the end of August
An update from our Chair, Silabodhi, with news on our plans to re-open the Centre on 1st September 2020, and more
Gill Parry recently had her Kalyana Mitra Ceremony with Shakyajata and Prasadu – celebrating and marking a life long commitment to being spiritual friends. July 2020
Dayanandi considers the first two of the Four Samgrahavastus – generosity and kindly speech – at our Online Sangha Retreat June 2020
Aparajita explores the second two of the Four Samgrahavastus – beneficial activity and exemplification – at our Online Sangha Retreat June 2020
Arthavadin explores how myth can help us positively transform ourselves, our relationships with others, and the world around us. May 2020
In March, Dayanandi started to record her experiences of settling into lockdown in her Buddhist women’s community
Kevin Statham asks: What is beauty? And wonders how the Buddha would have answered
Many of our community have shrines at home. Would you like to showcase yours? June 2020
A big thank you to our donors. Keeping connection is so important in these times
Kevin Statham contemplates the books on his To Be Read pile
Prasadu reflects on being a frontline worker during the COVID-19 crisis and how his Buddhist practice has helped him cope with the pressures. May 2020
In the last talk in a series, Ratnaguna suggests that the Buddhist path is not about reaching an end goal, but about a gradual deepening of wisdom. May 2020
Kevin Statham finds we can learn a lot from trees
The week after lockdown, nine women gathered experimentally online to create portable shrines together
Silabodhi updates Manchester Buddhist Centre’s community on how things have been going since the Centre was forced to close by the coronavirus pandemic
Two of our Order Members are offering individual help with your meditation practice at home – a chance to talk about your practice in these challenging times
The strange and challenging times continue, and Kevin Statham finds he can now pay closer attention to the cherry blossoms
A moving and generous offer from Claire Morris, following the postponement of her ordination retreat
Inspired by Paramananda, Kevin Statham considers his meditation practice during the covid-19 pandemic and finds no quick fixes
Our Chair, Silabodhi, enjoyed January’s European gathering, working on our Buddhist movement’s plans and priorities for the next five years
Mahasraddha leads a visualisation meditation on the Buddha in relation to Spriritual Death and Rebirth, February 2020
Mahasraddha looks at Spiritual Death, and in particular our receptivity to impermanence and insubstantiality, February 2020
What happens when you bid for a flamenco lesson and a place on an Alexander Technique workshop at one of our skills auctions? Our fundraiser, Sal, had a go . . .
December’s craft stall made over £1,000 for the Centre. Big thank you to all involved, and watch out for a shrine sale next month
Taravandana reflects on the possibilities of developing a friendship with an archetypal Bodhisattva figure, like Green Tara, December 2019
Sundeep, the Centre’s Programme Manager, discusses what’s on offer here in 2020 and why
Buddhas, books, cards, gifts, chocolate – our shop’s open six days a week
Did you know that Manchester Buddhist Centre has an account with Give as you Live? It’s a free way to help
Silabodhi shares some personal reflections on the importance of Sangha and selflessness in spiritual life. November 2019
Silabodhi, our Chair, recently wrote to people in our Buddhist Community about our ongoing plans to install a disability access lift outside the Centre
Can you help secure the future of Manchester Buddhist Centre?
Kevin Statham’s report from the Men’s Sangha Retreat at Lockerbrook
Opening Times & more
Opening Times:The Centre is still mostly closed due to Coronavirus, but reception and shop are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am - 3 pm. Most events are online, so do join us there!
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